Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 105 77
Rank change year-on-year -22 -28 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 783 1013 1546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.54% 2.90% 3.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.46% 9.35% 11.66%
Number of salaries quoted 667 867 1384
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% -5.00%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8280 10834 13261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.84% 30.99% 30.96%
Number of salaries quoted 6713 8728 10631
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -45 242 £43,000 +1.18% 11
Surrey -2 218 £42,500 - 6
Hampshire -2 204 £38,750 +10.71% 9
Berkshire -43 111 £41,250 -2.94% 4
Oxfordshire +13 67 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Buckinghamshire -30 66 £39,750 +1.27% 3
West Sussex +11 61 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Kent +4 41 £32,500 +18.18%
East Sussex -25 12 £47,000 +12.23%
Middlesex +11 6 £66,250 +92.03%
Home Counties - 3 £47,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 641 (81.86%) Microsoft
2 479 (61.17%) Windows
3 384 (49.04%) MCSE
4 349 (44.57%) Active Directory
5 314 (40.10%) VMware
6 274 (34.99%) Windows Server
7 241 (30.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 228 (29.12%) ITIL
9 227 (28.99%) MCSA
9 227 (28.99%) MS Exchange
10 204 (26.05%) SQL Server
11 200 (25.54%) MCP
12 187 (23.88%) Hyper-V
12 187 (23.88%) Office 365
13 167 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 165 (21.07%) Cisco Certification
15 164 (20.95%) Windows Server 2008
16 152 (19.41%) Microsoft Azure
16 152 (19.41%) Firewall
17 147 (18.77%) SQL
18 145 (18.52%) WAN
19 142 (18.14%) Cisco
20 138 (17.62%) CCNA
21 129 (16.48%) LAN
22 126 (16.09%) Microsoft Office
23 124 (15.84%) SAN
24 123 (15.71%) Degree
25 112 (14.30%) PowerShell
26 108 (13.79%) Citrix
26 108 (13.79%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 227 (28.99%) MS Exchange
2 87 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 80 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 79 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 56 (7.15%) IIS
6 41 (5.24%) Skype for Business
7 36 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (4.09%) NServiceBus
10 24 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 22 (2.81%) SharePoint Server
12 16 (2.04%) Sitefinity
13 14 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
18 1 (0.13%) Site Server
Applications
1 126 (16.09%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.64%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 35 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.26%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.13%) BASE24
5 1 (0.13%) BPCS
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 187 (23.88%) Office 365
2 152 (19.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (3.83%) IaaS
5 24 (3.07%) PaaS
6 12 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (1.02%) npm
8 6 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.51%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.38%) G Suite
10 3 (0.38%) SaaS
11 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 152 (19.41%) Firewall
2 145 (18.52%) WAN
3 129 (16.48%) LAN
4 124 (15.84%) SAN
5 93 (11.88%) TCP/IP
6 81 (10.34%) DNS
7 73 (9.32%) DHCP
8 72 (9.20%) VoIP
9 53 (6.77%) VPN
10 40 (5.11%) VLAN
11 35 (4.47%) Skype
12 31 (3.96%) Network Security
13 28 (3.58%) Remote Desktop
14 24 (3.07%) NAS
15 23 (2.94%) Internet
16 20 (2.55%) MPLS
17 19 (2.43%) Cisco IOS
17 19 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (2.17%) iSCSI
19 16 (2.04%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (26.05%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (2.04%) MySQL
6 16 (2.04%) SSDT
7 13 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (1.53%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.28%) OLAP
10 10 (1.28%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (1.15%) Power BI
12 8 (1.02%) QlikView
12 8 (1.02%) Spotfire
13 7 (0.89%) Redis
14 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 55 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (1.02%) gulp
5 7 (0.89%) JIRA
6 5 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.51%) Subversion
8 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.13%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.13%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.13%) NUnit
9 1 (0.13%) Redmine
General
1 75 (9.58%) Finance
2 24 (3.07%) Retail
3 15 (1.92%) Advertising
4 10 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.15%) Automotive
5 9 (1.15%) Banking
5 9 (1.15%) Legal
6 6 (0.77%) Publishing
7 5 (0.64%) Local Government
8 4 (0.51%) Electronics
8 4 (0.51%) Games
8 4 (0.51%) Marketing
9 3 (0.38%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.13%) Front Office
10 1 (0.13%) German Language
10 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 124 (15.84%) Analyst
2 105 (13.41%) Developer
3 101 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 99 (12.64%) Support Engineer
5 71 (9.07%) IT Engineer
6 69 (8.81%) IT Support
7 67 (8.56%) Consultant
8 62 (7.92%) Architect
9 57 (7.28%) Administrator
9 57 (7.28%) Service Analyst
9 57 (7.28%) Service Desk Analyst
10 55 (7.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 54 (6.90%) Support Analyst
12 45 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
13 43 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
14 41 (5.24%) Infrastructure Support
15 39 (4.98%) Server Engineer
16 37 (4.73%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
16 37 (4.73%) IT Support Engineer
16 37 (4.73%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (13.79%) .NET
2 78 (9.96%) ASP.NET
3 76 (9.71%) HTML
4 66 (8.43%) CSS
5 39 (4.98%) HTML5
6 32 (4.09%) Kendo UI
7 31 (3.96%) jQuery
8 27 (3.45%) .NET Framework
8 27 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (3.45%) WCF
9 26 (3.32%) Ajax
10 25 (3.19%) AngularJS
11 24 (3.07%) Entity Framework
12 22 (2.81%) KnockoutJS
13 19 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (2.43%) CSS3
14 18 (2.30%) Web Services
15 15 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 10 (1.28%) MDX
17 9 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 103 (13.15%) Data Centre
2 67 (8.56%) Driving Licence
3 53 (6.77%) Clustering
4 41 (5.24%) Computer Science
5 33 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (3.83%) Management Information System
7 27 (3.45%) Replication
8 21 (2.68%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.40%) Handset
9 11 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.02%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.02%) PKI
11 7 (0.89%) Fintech
11 7 (0.89%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.51%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.51%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.51%) iPad
12 4 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 479 (61.17%) Windows
2 274 (34.99%) Windows Server
3 167 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 164 (20.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 106 (13.54%) Windows 7
6 93 (11.88%) Linux
7 82 (10.47%) Windows 10
8 57 (7.28%) Windows 8
9 50 (6.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (4.09%) CentOS
11 27 (3.45%) Mac OS X
12 19 (2.43%) Windows XP
13 10 (1.28%) Android
13 10 (1.28%) Unix
14 9 (1.15%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.15%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.77%) SUSE
16 5 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.51%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (29.12%) ITIL
2 86 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (8.81%) High Availability
4 68 (8.68%) Presales
5 67 (8.56%) MVC
6 54 (6.90%) Project Management
7 52 (6.64%) Migration
8 49 (6.26%) CRM
9 46 (5.87%) Mentoring
9 46 (5.87%) Service Delivery
10 43 (5.49%) Incident Management
11 41 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 38 (4.85%) ITIL V3
12 38 (4.85%) PRINCE2
12 38 (4.85%) Test Automation
12 38 (4.85%) Web Development
13 34 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
13 34 (4.34%) SOLID
14 33 (4.21%) Microservices
14 33 (4.21%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (18.77%) SQL
2 112 (14.30%) PowerShell
3 103 (13.15%) C#
4 98 (12.52%) JavaScript
5 35 (4.47%) T-SQL
6 34 (4.34%) Python
7 21 (2.68%) Bash Shell
8 18 (2.30%) Perl
8 18 (2.30%) PHP
9 10 (1.28%) TypeScript
9 10 (1.28%) VB.NET
10 7 (0.89%) C
11 4 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.38%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.38%) ActionScript 2.0
12 3 (0.38%) VB
12 3 (0.38%) VB6
12 3 (0.38%) VBScript
12 3 (0.38%) XPath
13 2 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 384 (49.04%) MCSE
2 227 (28.99%) MCSA
3 200 (25.54%) MCP
4 165 (21.07%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (17.62%) CCNA
6 123 (15.71%) Degree
7 95 (12.13%) MCITP
8 77 (9.83%) Security Cleared
9 75 (9.58%) MCTS
10 60 (7.66%) SC Cleared
11 57 (7.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 54 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
13 41 (5.24%) CCA
14 38 (4.85%) MCPD
15 36 (4.60%) CCNP
16 35 (4.47%) DV Cleared
17 32 (4.09%) MCDST
18 31 (3.96%) MCSD
19 22 (2.81%) A+ Certification
20 20 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.51%) SLA
2 21 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.28%) QA
5 9 (1.15%) ISO 9001
6 8 (1.02%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.26%) GDPR
9 2 (0.26%) RMADS
10 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.13%) GPG13
10 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 349 (44.57%) Active Directory
2 241 (30.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (23.88%) Hyper-V
4 53 (6.77%) vSphere
5 34 (4.34%) XenApp
6 22 (2.81%) Terminal Services
6 22 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.28%) Firmware
10 9 (1.15%) MetaFrame
11 7 (0.89%) Docker
12 6 (0.77%) vCloud
13 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.64%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.51%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 80 (10.22%) SCCM
2 31 (3.96%) vCenter Server
3 26 (3.32%) Backup Exec
3 26 (3.32%) Microsoft Clustering
4 25 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (3.07%) WSUS
6 23 (2.94%) SCOM
7 19 (2.43%) Puppet
8 13 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (1.40%) NetVault Backup
10 7 (0.89%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.89%) Pingdom
11 6 (0.77%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.51%) DatAdvantage
13 4 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.51%) vRealize
14 3 (0.38%) SCSM
Vendors
1 641 (81.86%) Microsoft
2 314 (40.10%) VMware
3 142 (18.14%) Cisco
4 108 (13.79%) Citrix
5 72 (9.20%) HP
6 44 (5.62%) Dell
7 43 (5.49%) Veeam
8 38 (4.85%) Juniper
9 35 (4.47%) NetApp
10 33 (4.21%) Red Hat
11 25 (3.19%) Symantec
12 22 (2.81%) Apple
13 21 (2.68%) ZyXEL
14 20 (2.55%) 3PAR
15 19 (2.43%) SonicWALL
16 18 (2.30%) Avaya
17 16 (2.04%) Draytek
18 15 (1.92%) F5
18 15 (1.92%) WatchGuard
19 14 (1.79%) ProCurve